Sanitation

Follow best practices and guidelines for hygiene and sanitation to ensure that in-person voting is safe and accessible.

 

About Sanitation

Voter safety is not optional.

Covid-19 poses an unprecedented challenge to electoral systems, polling locations, and the voting technology. Preventive safety measures at polling places are critical to safeguard the health of voters and election workers.

 

Policy and Resources

Considerations for Election Polling Locations and Voters

Guidance on operations, procedures, and facilities  polling locations as it related to preventing the spread of COVID-19

Health and Safety at the Polling Place

Election Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council and Sub-sector Coordinating Council’s Joint COVID working group’s guidance on health and safety in the polling place.

VENDOR AND MANUFACTURER GUIDANCE ON CLEANING VOTING MACHINES AND OTHER ELECTION TECHNOLOGY

A collection of resources on how to clean specific voting machines and technologies from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission

Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project

The Stanford-MIT Project convenes academics and election administration experts to promote best practices to ensure the election proceeds with integrity, safety, and equal access.

Innovative Practices and New Solutions

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission provides guidance in this report for state, local, tribal, and territorial election officials on how to administer and secure election infrastructure in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Considerations for Modifying the Scale of In-Person Voting

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission provides guidance in this report for state, local, tribal, and territorial election officials on how to administer and secure election infrastructure in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Safeguarding Staff and Work Environment from COVID-19

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission provides guidance in this report for state, local, tribal, and territorial election officials on how to administer and secure election infrastructure in light of the COVID-19 epidemic.

COVID-19 Election Resources

The National Association of State Election Directors provides resources for election officials as they contemplate potential changes to the election processes in light of the COVID-19 health emergency.

Responding to the Coronavirus Crisis

A comprehensive plan by the Brennan Center to ensure the 2020 election is free, fair, safe, secure, and accessible to all.

How to protect the 2020 vote from the coronavirus

The Brennan Center’s plan to ensure that the 2020 election is free, fair, accessible, and secure.

Guidelines for healthy in-person voting

The Brennan Center and the Infectious Diseases Society of America provide joint guidelines to minimize the risk of transmitting COVID-19 at the polls this November.

SIX STEPS TO A SAFE, TRUSTED ELECTION IN NOVEMBER

This paper distills key recommendations to address evolving threats from official sources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Elections Commission (EAC), and the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), enriched with examples of specific state actions and our own election integrity initiative.